Get in the Swing
Golf in Manitoba is a duffer’s dream, with 131 public and private golf courses to choose from, and remarkably reasonable green fees. Our courses, designed by the likes of Stanley Thompson, Les Furber, Norman H. Woods and native Manitoban J.A. Thompson, are landscaped gems that take full advantage of Manitoba’s rich natural assets - including parklands, water and wildlife. Deer, foxes, black bear, even the occasional wolf, have been spotted on our fairways. Choose high summer or early fall for your very own PGA tour.
Winnipeg: Greens City
Winnipeg alone boasts a full two dozen courses in or within a few minutes’ drive of the city. Scenic Tuxedo Golf Course, built in 1934, is surrounded by mature oak, pine, poplar, maple and birch trees. Windsor Park’s fairways curve invitingly around the pretty little Seine River. Harbour View’s picturesque nine holes are perfect for beginners, and heavilyforested Kildonan Golf Course is set alongside the mighty Red River. At the edge of the city, John Blumberg Golf Course, billed as the city’s premier public course, offers 27 holes for golfers of all skill levels. And short drives outside the city take avid golfers to scenic, semi-public courses like Kingswood Golf and Country Club or Larters at St. Andrews.
An International Draw
Near the town of Steinbach, 27-hole Links at Quarry Oaks is considered one of Canada’s premier courses. Created by Canadian architect L e s F u r b e r , Manitoba’s only inland links-style course received Four Stars in Golf Digest’s Places to Play Magazine, and was ranked in the top 100 Canadian courses by Canada’s Score Magazine.
Mother Nature Calling
Tee off in Manitoba’s Whiteshell* region at the Falcon Lake Golf Course, and you’ll be playing Manitoba’s second Stanley Thompson course, in rugged Canadian Shield wilderness on the shores of Falcon Lake. This course ranked in the top 30, in Score Magazine’s Canadian courses. Fairways here are fringed by thick forest and interrupted by the lazily winding Falcon Creek. Falcon Lake townsite offers full amenities and after a round of golf, hike, swim, fish, canoe or relax on the beach.
Where Eagles Fly - Overhead
The 18-hole Hecla Golf Course, designed by L.A. Thompson and set in Manitoba’s Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park* on Lake Winnipeg’s southwestern shore, is ranked by Golf Course Ranking Magazine as one of Canada’s top 25 golf resorts, and is considered Manitoba’s top course. Fairways alternate views onto vast Lake Winnipeg with stretches of dense forest, and golfers may putt past wandering Canada geese or drive onto fairways while bald eagles soar overhead.
Perhaps the Prettiest of All
Riding Mountain National Park* is home to the favourite course of many Manitobans - Clear Lake Golf Course. The province’s first Stanley Thompson-designed course, ranked among Canada’s top 30 takes full advantage of its proximity to dark sapphire-coloured Clear Lake and the surrounding Parkland wilderness with its rolling hills, copses of thick forest, and natural streams. Unwind from a day on the links with a stroll through the resort town of Wasagaming, play a little tennis, treat yourself to a spa, or go canoeing or swimming - there’ll be plenty of time because the summer sun doesn’t set in Manitoba until well after ten at night.